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    Where are you on the global fat scale?

    I tried this test, but I'm pretty sure it's not accurate, because it says: "You're most like someone from Bangladesh." I'm certainly not, I'm more like someone from Haiti, according to the beam that show. However, I AM below the average BMI. See link and try for yourself.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18770328

    It also says: If everyone in the world had the same BMI as you, it would remove 286,988,762 tonnes from the total weight of the world's population.



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    Interesting! Probably true for me anyway.

    BMI - 20
    National - 95% below average for my age group
    Global - 84% below average for my age group

    Most like someone from Ethiopia!
    That in itself is funny, because 12 years ago I had a very serious surgery that I almost didn't recover from, and my weight dropped to 85 pounds before I started to recover. I told my family that I looked like an Ethiopian refugee! I'm now a chunky 100 pounds - on a good day!
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    Czech! And if everyone in the world had my BMI it would ADD over 66 million lbs to the world's weight!

    However, I am 12 lbs down and still going, so I am not worried!

    Interesting, Randi - thanks for posting this! I shared it on FB.
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    I am way, WAY below average for my country (US), but about average on a global scale.

    If everyone were like me there would be no need for animal shelters.

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    But I sure don't feel like it. Feeling kind of pudgy lately. And no motivation to get rid of it.

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    Micronesia, but I would rather be like someone from Norway or Denmark - active, healthy and not over- or under-weight.
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    I watched a TV program the other day, about obese people and I thought to myself, how can anyone get that fat! I mean if a person, man or woman below 6 inches reach 200 pounds, they must realize that something is wrong and start changing their habits. I know one Ptalker who has done so and I admire her for her determination. Well done!

    Oh, I do know that some can't do much about it and I certainly can relate to wanting a chocolade bar or cream cake now and again, but not every day! Think about your wife/husband/pets/children and stop eating so much fatty food! Someone is going to miss you if you die.

    In my opinion, children who are fed fat foods, will grow up and have a really hard time losing weight when they get older. A really nice girl (and catlover) in my building was obese and struggled so much trying to lose weight. She is now dead.

    I will be the first to admit that being too skinny is equally unhealthy.

    Here's a link to calculate your BMI: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bmi-m.htm



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    Quote Originally Posted by Catty1 View Post
    Czech! And if everyone in the world had my BMI it would ADD over 66 million lbs to the world's weight!

    However, I am 12 lbs down and still going, so I am not worried!

    Interesting, Randi - thanks for posting this! I shared it on FB.
    All I am going to say it that I've got you beat.

    I do know that BMI does not take into account bone density. While I am definitely Obese, most people would not believe how much I weigh.

    I'm trying to lose weight. I've change my diet and it does not seem to be working on the weight loss. I do seem to be losing fat, which is the least dense of muscle, bone, and fat. I'm concentrating on feeling better and hoping the weight loss will be a side effect. I'm already exercising much better.

    Need all the positive thoughts y'all can spare.
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    Good luck with it, Anne! I'm sure you'll feel much better, and remember the pounds just doesn't come off like that, it takes a bit of time - but you'll get there!



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    Actually I think you meant 6 FEET. I really do wish US would switch to metric. Just do it and be done with it.

    I can speak to why I am fat. Hypothyroidism. My thyroid quit about 20+ years back. It took several years to get it properly diagnosed. Not all doctors believe in hypothyroidism and many refuse to treat it. Mine is immune related and this is genetic.

    Added to that is that now doctors know that female hormones can interfere with thyroid hormones. And it goes on and on.

    As for others, lack of exercise and poor dietary habits. (and this crazy overdone American individualism - don't tell me what to do!) Prepared foods are marketed heavily in the USA. And the medical establishment does not explain why we need to exercise or restrict sugars. If there was openness about what sugar does to you, people would avoid it. Schools offer very little Phys Ed any more.

    And if you have been paying attention to the USA political environment, you would understand why it is difficult to get any legislation passed concerning the food industry.

    I could go on.

    So because of Celiac, I am back to cooking fresh meals and feeling better. AS I start to heal, perhaps I'll start to lose some weight.

    And being overweight is healthier than being underweight, although neither is better than being your correct weight. A friend of mine had an aunt that died from anorexia. She refused to eat and her body couldn't function. Sad.



    Quote Originally Posted by Randi View Post
    I watched a TV program the other day, about obese people and I thought to myself, how can anyone get that fat! I mean if a person, man or woman below 6 inches reach 200 pounds, they must realize that something is wrong and start changing their habits. I know one Ptalker who has done so and I admire her for her determination. Well done!

    Oh, I do know that some can't do much about it and I certainly can relate to wanting a chocolade bar or cream cake now and again, but not every day! Think about your wife/husband/pets/children and stop eating so much fatty food! Someone is going to miss you if you die.

    In my opinion, children who are fed fat foods, will grow up and have a really hard time losing weight when they get older. A really nice girl (and catlover) in my building was obese and struggled so much trying to lose weight. She is now dead.

    I will be the first to admit that being too skinny is equally unhealthy.

    Here's a link to calculate your BMI: http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/bmi-m.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randi View Post

    I will be the first to admit that being too skinny is equally unhealthy.
    True, but fortunately I am not too skinny since I am only 5 feet tall. I always lose some weight in the summer, and come the cooler weather I usually can get back up to about 105 pounds - maybe a little more. Due to the surgery, it's impossible for me to get much beyond that, but I wasn't always such a lightweight. A plus - no high cholesterol or high blood pressure, and I take no meds at all on a regular basis, so I can't be all that unhealthy in general - except for my crappy porus bones! Sometimes buying clothes can be a challenge - hard to find age appropriate things in my size. Thankfully jeans and sweatshirts are age appropriate for everyone!
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    I'm sorry you have thyroid problems, Anne, that doesn't make it easier. I know that with many people, overweight is genetic.

    Regarding legislation concerning the food industry, Jamie Oliver touched on that subject when he was trying to change what schools cook for the children - it was gross to see what kind of food they were serving. Did you see any of those programs?



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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspunkysmom View Post

    As for others, lack of exercise and poor dietary habits. (and this crazy overdone American individualism - don't tell me what to do!) Prepared foods are marketed heavily in the USA. And the medical establishment does not explain why we need to exercise or restrict sugars. If there was openness about what sugar does to you, people would avoid it. Schools offer very little Phys Ed any more.

    And if you have been paying attention to the USA political environment, you would understand why it is difficult to get any legislation passed concerning the food industry.

    Which schools are you referring to? I keep hearing about this, yet the kids come home tired from Gym, recess, etc constantly. They have more PE than I had while I was in school...the good old days aint. The school lunch menu is far better than it ever was while I was a child, so that one isn't going to fly as a "systemic problem" either.

    As to the legislative side, does there NEED to be legislation in that regard? Use your head. All things in moderation. Even when money's tight we somehow manage to put balanced meals on the table.

    It takes desire to take care of yourself, and no amount of political pandering can create that.

    As to my weight? I hover around 200 pounds, give or take depending on what time of the year it is,I'm under 6', and can still do enough pushups to pass the army physical fitness test. They can take their BMI scale and....well.......
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    It says I'm from Sri Lanka.

    My obsesity index is 20bmi.

    You have a lower BMI than 94% of females aged 45-59 in your country.

    You have a lower BMI than 79% of females aged 45-59 in the world.

    If everyone in the world had the same BMI as you, it would remove 40,429,375 tonnes fromthe total weight of the world's population.

    My BMI from the other link was 20.4 and this is within the normal range for my height and weight. I seem to recall that I'm more like 23-25 though because even though I'm thin I do have a lot of fat on me. I know I'm not in shape.

    I've always been thin but now I've noticed that I've started gaining weight in my tummy area. I've always had a problem with gaining weight in my thighs and butt area. I'm pear shaped. I'm also lazy and I haven't worked out in a long time. I guess I shouldn't complain too much.
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